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(POSTPONED)Memorial Day Concert with Bobby Sanabria’s West Side Story Reimagined
May 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Memorial Day Concert with Bobby Sanabria’s West Side Story Reimagined
Sunday, May 24th, Lawn of Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park at 2:00 pm
6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY 10471
An annual tradition, the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s Memorial Day Concert this year features Bobby Sanabria and his big band on West Side Story Reimagined. Bring a picnic and a friend and experience the music as you’ve never heard it before.
“I came up with the idea of re-arranging the music from Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece, West Side Story, and performing it with my Multiverse Big Band, but in a way that has never been done before: a complete Latin jazz reworking of the entire score in celebration of the show’s recent 60th anniversary and Maestro Bernstein’s centennial. Besides paying tribute to the composer and music, I saw this as an opportunity to give back and help my ancestral homeland Puerto Rico”–Bobby Sanabria
Read Sanabria’s description of the piece.